Processing and exporting red meat in New Zealand is governed by a number of regulations. MIA assists its members to adhere to these regulations and meet market access requirements.

MIA has no regulatory power over any individual processor and whilst it is the responsibility of individual operators to ensure their compliance with the relevant legislation and guideline, MIA provides a platform for information sharing and a communication channel between members and the regulators.  

Technical communications from MIA to members occur through a number of channels including technical meetings and workshops.

Minutes and presentations from these meetings/workshops, along with MPI Technical Briefs and Research Reports, are available in our Resources section.

Alternatively you can select specific information by clicking on the following links:

In addition MIA has developed an Industry Carcass Trim Standard. This is a voluntary standard and provides details on what is acceptable to be trimmed from a carcass prior to weighing for farmer payment. Adherence to this standard is audited by independent third party auditors.


The carcass trim standards and a list of participating MIA members can be found in the Resources  area of the website.